Sarah Serpas, Senior Research & Data Analyst

Sarah Serpas joined Every Texan in 2024 as a Senior Research & Data Analyst. She brings over a decade of experience in participatory urban planning, demographic research, and community engagement. She holds a deep belief that if you can’t explain something simply, you don’t understand it well enough. Sarah grew up in dusty Midland, TX, and living in such a “boom and bust” town sparked her interest in population dynamics. She left the state to live and work in New York City, where she completed her undergraduate degree at New York University and earned a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute. She returned to Texas in 2018 and is currently pursuing a PhD in Applied Demography from the University of Texas at San Antonio where she teaches occasional classes. Two of her favorite courses to teach are GIS for Urban Studies and Social Demography for Public Policy. Sarah lives in San Antonio where she enjoys making jewelry, cooking, and tackling home projects with her wife (with very little help from their cats).